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Feb 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
war to preserve the union. this story, while there are 16,000 books written about abraham lincoln, if you go to ford's theatre in washington dc, which is the final scene of the extraordinary story, you will see half that number i to the ceiling. when i see books about him, i do not mean books about mary todd or the civil war general come i mean about lincoln. yet books about his time in congress, when you talk about books of lincoln in congress, there have only been three that have been written. the last one was written before i was even born. so this is the missing piece of the puzzle in the lincoln story. i think we are all very familiar with his hardscrabble upbringing. we know about his career in the courthouses of illinois, and his handling of a variety of cases is a frontier lawyer. we are very familiar with the lincoln story as president. he is the author of the emancipation proclamation. he's the guy who wrote the gettysburg address. sixteenth president of the united states. the president who led the union during america's greatest moral and political crisis. and also duri
Feb 23, 2013 8:00pm EST
to the book he has done today which is his latest book, how abraham lincoln ended slavery in america - a companion book for young readers to the steven spielberg film". it's a new market press for i.t. books division of harpercollins, 224 pages illustrated and is $16.99. signed as well in first edition. thank you both for joining us here at the shop and i have a ton of questions and i hope some will come in as well. first one is one you may have heard before but it's the first time here and that is that we now know that obama's speechwriter has decided to come come -- become a screenwriter so a screenwriter can you do, obama's speech writer for a change? >> i don't think i would make a good speechwriter. there are requirements to that job like patients and willing to be severely edited and writing on deadline so i would not be -- >> you up with some wonderful words into lincoln. >> i did my best but as i said before i think we have a president who is really capable of writing very beautiful speeches all on his own and a couple of really wonderful book so it's nice to have a real writ
Feb 10, 2013 7:45am EST
and breakup the united states. thereby initiating the costliest war in the country's history. abraham lincoln noted in his first inaugural address that quote, one section of the country believes slavery is right and not to be extended, while the other place it is wrong and ought to be extended -- sarco and ought not to be extended, and this is the only substantial dispute. carried, closed quote. the president of the confederate states of america, jefferson davis, reminded his congress in 1861, these are his words, the labor of african slaves was and is indispensable to our prosperity. so that with interest of such overwhelming magnitude, by the election of the presidency of the antislavery man like abraham lincoln he meant, the people of the southern states he said were driven to the adoption of some course of action to avert the danger with which they were openly menaced. and that course of action of course was leaving the federal union. davis was not overstating mistakes for him and his fellow slaveowners. the more than 12 million sold who reside in the southern states in 1860s, really one
Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
abraham lincolns. the basic facts aren't changed. but the way that you interpret those facts, he seems to be an indexhausably interpretable figure. and so you sort of pick which lincoln you want to, you know, draum advertise. and-- drama advertise and lincoln that doris creates in teement of rival, the lincoln she presents and interprets in team of rivals is a fundamentally political guy. he has other kinds of genius. he's a great writer. he's a statesman, moral visionary but more than anything else in doris's book, he's a person who has an absolute con summate mastery of political process. and i found that incredibly appealing and steven found it incredibly appealing. so the bock gave us, you know, the field on which to embark on the journey to figure o how to dramatize this. and i worked with doris every week, sometimes every day i called her, e-mailed her. >> what would you e-mail her. what would you ask her. >> i would ask her if she understood why a certain event had happened. if she could understand why lincoln said this odd thing at this particular moment. i asked her if she kne
Feb 14, 2013 11:30pm EST
dignity in our hands. >> now, now, now. >> abraham lincoln has asked us to work with him to accomplish the death of slavery. >> no one's ever been loved is so much by the people. don't waste that power. >> this fight is for the united states of america. >> de choose to be born or e ar fitted to the times we're born into. >> well, i done know about myself, you, maybe. >> this set els the fate for all coming times. not only the millions now in bondage, but of unborn millions to come. shall we stop this bleeding? >> i am pleased to have tony kushner back at this table. what does adapted screenplay mean. because there's a lot more here than doris's book. >> yeah, i mean the book in 2000 before doris had actually finished it and it was the book that steven asked me to adapt, i read it eagerly and i love it. i think it's a masterpiece. but team of rivals is a 900 page four-way political biography, the living definition of something that isn't going to make a feature length film. and steven i think knew that when he was getting chapter by chapter. so i think that when we say that it was adapt
Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm EST
forever free and to see abraham lincoln's signature. although it didn't end slavery in america it fundamentally changed the character of the war. overnight the union became a war for human liberation. for the nearly 4 million it was a symbol of hope. that hope of freedom was finally realized in the amendment to the constitution which abolished slavery in the u.s. jurisdiction these landmark documents of the freedom reside here at the national archives but they are filled with documents that tell the story of the emancipation of the individual level. the letter from a black soldier to the enslaved wife assures her there's a present national difficulties are great yet i look forward to a brighter day and the one asked president lincoln if she were signing the nitze push proclamation sadly the answer was no because she was in maryland, a border state unaffected by the decree. the first-person accounts of the slaves on sob files provide a window on to the world before and after the war. some talk of choosing a name tabare as a free person and others describe the long searches to re
Feb 19, 2013 5:30am EST
to be abraham lincoln. i point out that in 1864, link and got the same percentage of the vote he had gotten in 1860, which means 45% of white further nine, including the united states army voted against abraham lincoln in 1864. which is amazing. after the gettysburg address after gettysburg itself and atlanta and shenandoah valley, lincoln has shown himself to be the great leader he is, nearly half of the population will support abraham lincoln. so i guess it strikes me as necessary to look at the whole universe. if you look at the republican party and its policy of leaders, jim is exactly right. if you pull the camera back and say who i was on board with this, i think this is one thing the movie does a pretty good job of showing the democrats who are just apoplectic that lincoln didn't win. i don't think reconstruction -- at the beginning. you asked before it annette, about what is gained and lost in the prospectus today. i think it's the danger of seeing this as the unfolding, a vision come a plan a policy is that we forget how opposed he was, how risky it was, i think the election of 186
Feb 10, 2013 3:15pm EST
e-mail than me. no one gets more proof that abraham lincoln is gay than me. the last time i was at this store for the inner circle, someone brought me the holy grail, okay? is that guy here? is the -- i have to ask first. not here? then let's talk about him. here's what happens. i'm not dish promise you this is true. i was standing right of the and he comes top me early and says, brad, you want to see he holy grail? and he ah has crazy eyes and i'm like, you brought the holy grail to the barnes & noble, how i do not say yes? and in that aisle over there he takes out the holy grail if mean the holy grail. goes into this knapsack, pulls out the holy grail and size to me, drew read he be? and i'm like, i do. then he says you'll understand what this says, and he hands it to me and i take the holy grail and i look at it real close and i'm eyeing this old ancient'm pottery, and i'm looking at this thing, and he says, you see now, right? and i'm looking real close and there's not a single hebrew letter on the entire thing. not any letters. just like if you took the head of a pin an
Feb 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
lincoln's skull. we have the bones of john wilkes-booth and we have the actual wallet that killed abraham lincoln. do you want to come and see it? yes i want to come and see that. so i go down to washington d.c. and when i get there they don't have the artifacts that they have pieces of some of the other ones as well. when i am there and he opens up a drawer and in this drawer are a bunch of bones. almost like you took a skeleton from your biology class and dump them in a drawer. he had femurs and other bones that i can't remember the name of. my uncle who doctor is -- relatives. and so he opens the door and i'm like what is that? then he hands me -- miguel opens up another drawer and hands me a jelly jar full of spongy material. that is the reign of charles guiteau the second man ever to assassinate a president. any man who will give you brain invite into your party. he's awesome. and then his assistant opens up another drawer and takes out a leather kind of like a swatch of leather. when you buy yourself a day give you a little swatch so you can see look other of whether you want and i
Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
to be named in honor of abraham lincoln after his assassination. with congress authorizing it to be called lincoln square and 1860's seven. it was a natural state. the part having hosted the union troops and a medical center called lincoln hospital during the civil war. the freedom memorial statue was one of the first to honor lincoln after his assassination by john wilkes booth and one of the things that makes the statute unique is that it was almost entirely paid for by freed slaves. after the president's death, a freed slave named charlotte scott approached her employer in ohio with the idea that african-americans on the statute could memorialize lincoln and washington, d.c.. to back her idea, scott donated the first $5 she had earned as a free woman to the statue fund. following space's lead, many black military veterans and organizations and african-american communities started sending money to the memorial fund until finally it had enough money to support the bronze statue with a granite base. one report suggests the african-american community provided more than $16,000 of the $17,00
Feb 19, 2013 12:15am EST
said to me we've got pieces of abraham lincoln's skull, the skeleton of john wilkes booth and we've got the bullet that killed lincoln. they don't just have the artifacts, but they have pieces of some of the other ones as well. and when i'm there, you know, he opens up a drawer, and in the drawer are a bunch of bones. all these bones. almost like you took a skeleton from your biology class and dumped them in a drawer, and i see a femur and other bones i can't remember the name because i only know femur. when i did that joke in florida, my uncle, who's a doctor, was like, there's an ulna. i'm like, freaking relatives. [laughter] i opened the drawer, and he goes meet president garfield. then he opens up another drawer and takes out this spongy jar. any man that will give you a brain, right? invite him to your party. he's awesome, right? he gives out brains. and then his assistant opens up another drawer and takes out a leather kind of like a swatch of leather. when you go pie your sofa -- buy your sofa, they give you a little swatch, and i see there's writing on the letter, and i say what
Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
) to be an eighth-grader. the collaborative has chosen for the second place at 12 greater, from abraham lincoln high school. stephanie chung (applause) and then we have a number of first place winners. i'm sure this is all about collaboration, talking about it, what it means absorbing the purpose and working together. the first place poster altogether for all of us to see. i would like to name everybody. community youth center of san francisco, the young asian women against violence youth participant jennifer chang. kimberly how. erica lam. allie lee. adriana wen (sounds like) diana -- and amy ung. congratulations everybody. (applause) (applause) (applause) good job everybody. thank you. and so at this time supervisor -- or do i give it back to -- nancy. thank you again. >> at this time we would like to call supervisor carmen chu. (applause) >> i think that is part of the program they wanted the winners to perhaps say a few words. >> thank you for choosing our picture. we were really surprised when you did. we are really happy. (applause) >> we were very surprised. thank you very much.
Feb 23, 2013 9:00pm EST
the ending of the film the last scenes with tad id -- tad and abraham lincoln that the flag never would have touched the ground but some have thought it would have ended just before that. what is the collaboration to bring those scenes together? >> i thought it was important to show the assassination have been but not a good idea to end with him walking into the "twilight" what i find obnoxious but every emetine said reconstruction will be harder than the civil war but i did not want the approach boardwalks off into glory. the was murdered by a lunatic. the loss of abraham lincoln is a catastrophe of its imponderable proportion. i also thought i wanted to make sure somewhere in the movie like i said the greatest political speech ever made and the president of great triumph says we may pay their horrendous price price, not because god is on our side or their site, but we have all benefited -- benefited we may shed blood and lose our wealth to correct the imbalance as a consequence it is stunning to speak that kind of truce and at this point* ready to celebrate victory. that is the way it ende
Feb 24, 2013 4:30pm EST
is his latest book, how abraham lincoln ended slavery in america, a come papillon book for young readers to the steven spielberg film lincoln. it's a new market praise for it books, 224 pages, illustrated, and it's 16.99 and we can get you this signed as well in first edition. well, thank you both for joining us here at the shop. and i have a ton of questions and i hope some will come in as well. first one is one you may have heard before but first time here and that is that we now know that john favreau, obama's speech writer, has decided to become a screen writer. so as a screen writer, you think you can become obama's speech write center. >> i don't think i'd make a very good political speech writer. i think the requirements of the job that i -- patience and willing to be severely edited, and writing on deadline and so on. not me. >> put some wonderful words into lincoln -- >> i did my best. i think that we have a president that at the moment is really capable of writing very beautiful speeches on his open. and it's night to have a writer back in the white house. >> the spielberg -- >
Feb 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
be then it henceforth and forever free to see abraham lincoln's signature. although it did not end slavery in america is a fundamentally changed the character of the war. overnight a war to preserve the union became liberation and nearly 4 million slaves it was a symbol of hope. hope of freedom was realized in the 13th amendment of the constitution that abolished slavery in the u.s. jurisdiction. these landmark documents they are filled the documents that tell the story of the emancipation of the individual level. from a black soldier to the life that shows the difficulties are great yet i look forward to a brighter day. when she as president lincoln issue was free sadly the answer was no the tissue lived on a border state unaffected by the decree. the military pension files provide a window before and after the war. some choosing a name to bear to reunite our families to and slave population going to school on land to become possible for free people and those that contain stories. the stories on the panel and other research institutions with their own investigations leading the discussion tonight an
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Feb 25, 2013 11:30pm PST
out of five dentists recommend that you own a gun? [laughter] or that abraham lincoln actually died from -- [laughter] join me from standing up against any actual knowledge about guns. let the cdc know they can take our ignorance whenthey they [c] >> stephen: welcome back. thanks very much. [cheers and applause] nation, as you may know, on thursday pope benedict will be stepping down. and as television's foremost roman catholic i'll have full coverage of this story in pope watch: 2013678 i'll be on the ground live from rome to cover the story up close and papal. this wednesday il papa will give his last public audience and circle st. peter's square in the pope noble salute the enormous crowd. naturally, the jackals in the media are take advantage of pope's exit to strike with new scandal rumors. >> blackmail sex scandal. allegations involving the catholic's church. >> allegations involving sex, prostitution and blackmail. >> a secret network of gay priests. >> alleges that a network that they may have made themselves vulnerable to male prostitutions. >> stephen: that's right. ther
Feb 18, 2013 9:45pm EST
history of it. even abraham lincoln visited a prostitute. i know, say it isn't so. but it happened. lincoln was allegedly homely and awkward and unromantic. he was invited to work at the general store and steven have a place to stay, so lincoln was supposed to stay upstairs. he was using the services of a professional woman. if you imagine lincoln upstairs trying to mind his own business, we can basically says, have to have a woman. and here is what appears to have happened. it appears that he asked for a letter of introduction. but we have pieced together is maybe $3 difference, which is a lot of money. and the prostitute currently charges them $5. which was an enormous amount money. once she said you could pay me later where this depends, she ran out the door. in this case, there is not a happy ending. even with abraham lincoln. what i thought i would do in the main body of my remarks is tell a couple of my favorite stories. more importantly about presidential character. many involve our 24th and important president, grover cleveland. he fathered a child out of wedlock. she might
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
at the football games. >> in honor of abraham lincoln's birthday, a letter was on display signed by president lincoln and secretary of state william seward in 1863. appointed william gramm of new jersey as the council of the united states to keep town, south africa. the priceless document was given to the pratt library in 1940 and is part of the special department which includes historical documents. abraham lincoln would be 204 years old today. >> 42 animal lovers, it might be a chance of a lifetime. >> imagine going to work caring for exotic animals. for the right person, the opportunity awaits you. >> if you are looking for a job, you might want to check out the maryland's in baltimore. they are hiring. it was feeding time this morning for the penguins. feeding the penguins is not as simple was you might think. the keepers at this exhibit feet of twice a day and keep close track of what each one eats. ashley loves her job at the zoo. >> people think it's not possible. they say i never do that. but you just get in there and work hard and it's possible. once i started getting into the busine
Feb 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
abraham lincoln. >> number ten. >> how about you and i form a more perfect union? >> best in a long time on letterman. more in the "sideshow." >>> finally let me finish with how the republicans are doing here in the united states, what they once did with governments overseas they didn't like. this is "hardball," the place for politics. mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto-insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf., and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy. we've shared what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. bp's also committed to america. we support nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs and invest mo
Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
, courtesy of david letterman, things you don't want to hear from a man dressed up like abraham lincoln. >> number ten. >> how about you and i form a more perfect union? >> best in a long time on "letterman." more in the "sideshow." that's going to be there. >>> finally, let me finish with how the republicans are doing here in the united states what they once did with governments overseas they didn't like. this is "hardball," the place for politics. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. what's the rush? progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes. but they're here. yes. are you...? there? yes. no. are you them? i'm me. but those rates are for... them. so them are here. yes! you want to run through it again? no, i'm good. you got it? yes. rates for us and them -- now that's progressive. call or click today. >>> the good news fo
Feb 18, 2013 11:35pm PST
? >> abraham lincoln. >> lincoln. what did he do? >> he freed the slaves. >> he did. wow? how do you know all that? >> school. >> school's good to you. is there any slaves that you remember? that maybe he freed? >> no. >> not really. >> he stopped slavery. >> yeah. >> and he worked with harriet tubman, who i really like too? >> why do you like henry tubman? >> harriet. >> i liked her she worked with slavery and dippd the undergrou railroad and stuff like that. >> was she president? >> no. >> the worst thing he got killeden the thkilled in the theatetheater, some one play he was watching with his wife. >> are you serious? that's terrible. my god, did that really happen. what movie was he watching? >> i have no idea. >> in the beginning of the movie, or the middle or the end. >> in the beginning. >> he didn't get a chance to watch his movie. my god, i really feel bad for him. i've did not know that lincoln got killed in a movie theater. >> he has pretty famous speeches. >> do you know any of his speech you could tell us? >> the gettysburg address, i think. >> want to recite it? >> four score --
Feb 10, 2013 9:30am EST
're taking the measure of the man, meaning abraham lincoln, should we care what his motivations were in freeing the slaves and move opening the 13th amendment? >> as historians we should care. we try to figure out everything. >> not everything. >> but, yes, if we want to look at him as a moral question, but as a political question, is an important to second-guess the result. >> i'd say the spirit of the first statement, turn the telescope around, the question is, if you're becoming free, he can believe whatever he wants to. heat getting it done. >> i have two questions. francis lieber established the treatise on army's kind of war, and i understand that the direct result of the emancipation proclamation because lincoln was concerned about slave uprisings in the south, and the saying indicate they'd were going to enslave black soldiers. so i think based on what i've been reading that lieber treat kiss war part of the emancipation proclamation, and there were 200,000 blacks served in the civil war. approximately how many blacks were battle casualties as opposed to blacks that died as a
Feb 17, 2013 9:00am PST
abraham lincoln who were rivals. >> was she faith full to lincoln. >> as far as anyone knows. she appears to have been so en rappatured with the idea of becoming mrs. president which is the way she liked to breferredo anofte signed her name. >> you haven't reassigned reagan's position. is that under the basis o >> yes >> they are constantly updating the poles? >> they do update the poll. they don't update it academics? >> this is an expert poll >> you know that academics tilt to the sflest yes. >> you think they are taking a swipe at nancy by putting her in the 36 position out of 37? when i wrote the book, i argued her rating was wa low are than it ought to b and it was time to reevaluate how important she had been in the reaga presidency >> you worked for rornd what did you do for him? >> i started working in his before he ran for president and worked on the 80y and your campaigns and speech writing office >> how would you describ office and what? >> domestic policy. ideas to him? >> yes. international strategy -- politica consultant >> ie been a political now. >> and you do great produc
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
it's abraham lincoln. and i thought you know a what we were just talking been. you want to understand motives, you want to understand what is going on inside the heads of characters that you create. and i 4 no hope of ever really understanding how abraham lincoln did what he did any more than i have of understanding how shakespeare wrote hamlet or mozart wrote-- or george elliott wrote middle march. i don't know. i can't understand that. these people are geniuss. they have a function on a higher plane than most people. and if i knew how to write hamlet i would write hamlet. but you know, when you read the major lincoln biographies and i feel by now i've read all of them, you get, you know, however many there are 10 or 12 that i think are really significant am you get 10 or 12 different abraham lincolns, the basic facts aren't changed. but the way that you interpret those facts, he schemes to be an indexhausably interpretable figure. and so you sort of pick which lincoln you want to, you know, draum advertise. and-- dramatize and lincoln that doris creates in team of rivals that he is
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
bill. students across the country will get a healthy dose of abraham lincoln courtesy of steven spielberg. the director announced he's sending free copies of "lincoln" to every middle school and high school as part of an outreach program. he wants to urge children to follow the 16th president's example. >>> on tuesday, a whole lot of celebs announced they're pregnant. alec baldwin and his wife hilaria ended months of speculation. they confirmed their baby is due this summer. penelope cruz and javier announced they're expecting their second child. and meadow from "the sopranos" announced she's having her second baby. what's in the water, right? >> nbc is working to confirm the daily mail's report that steve martin and his wife had a baby back in december. martin who is 67 now may one day be the actual father of the bride. >>> queen elizabeth ii topped the list of the world's most powerful women with j.k. rowling and victoria beckham. kate middleton did not join the list but the judging panel said is she influential? hugely. is she powerful? not yet. >> they have a judging panel f
Feb 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
, united in the fight against slavery. six years later, abraham lincoln was elected on the new republican party ticket and went onto emancipate the slaves. so what happened to that party? it's gone from the party of lincoln to the party of limbbaugh. today, they want to cut deficits. that's fine. but they're trying to do it on the backs of the poor. that's not fine. loopholes for oil companies while slashing medicare/medicare. they're against gay marriage, but they're for voter id laws. what happened to the party of 1854? republicans sound and act like they're 159 years old today. >>> joining me now, crystal ball and abbey huntsman. thank you both for coming on the show tonight. >>> crystal, what happened to the republican party of lincoln? >> it goes back to the civil rights era in the '60s. southern white democrats abandon the party and join the republicans. republicans found out that there was this sheet that they could use, basically stoking, fear mongering: and as things progressed, using racial code words to win elections. and we've seen that. even in the past election, 2012, we saw
Feb 2, 2013 4:30am PST
of abraham lincoln's era and the one in his latest show. >> and, you know, when you watch even a current film like "lincoln" and you see even a president who was as beloved and in some sense has been almost put in a saintly spectrum in terms of how we view him in american politics and in our history, he was there doing backdoor deals to try to get the votes he needed. so it's a very interesting opportunity for us to examine a fictional congress, a fictional majority whip who while he might be devious and diabolical, he, i believe, is going to prove to be very effective. >> all 13 episodes of "house of cards" are available to stream right now on netflix. >>> it's been less than 24 hours since hillary clinton left the state department, and there's a ton of speculation about where her next job might land her, the white house, perhaps. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorit
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
in history abraham lincoln. one when putting together a cabinet you need assemble a team of rivals and two, you cannot kill a vampire with an axe. you need a built-in shotgun in that mother humper. lincoln the vampire. [ laughter ] [ laughter ] didn't take off like we thought it would. [ laughter ] but to the first point when it came time to choose a secretary of defense barack obama demonstrated lincoln-esque team rivalling by choosing former nebraska senator chuck haaag -- hagge -- hagel. [ laughter ] he is a republican. a two term senator, vietnam vet. he was a simple process away from achieving that relatively only minor as secretary of lincoln's legacy but still it was doing this having hagel or doing that and you know, nobody wants to see that. >> the one thing i'm not going to do is vote on a new secretary of defense until the old secretary of defense leon panetta, who i like very much, testifies about what happened in benghazi. >> jon: so close to get him confirmed foiled by senate thespian lindsey graham. reprizing his role from tennessee williams great work "a street car named de
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